One week after winning the Men’s Pro at the ASA Championships, Nathan Brooks wins the 2016 IBO World Championship, shooting 21 up with 27 11s. Nathan needed an 11 on his final target to take the win, and he stepped up and got it done like the champion he is!
Team PSE’s Tim Gillingham came in a close 2nd behind Brooks, shooting 20 up with a whopping 28 11s! Tim also won 2016 IBO shooter of the year.
Team PSE had a dominant weekend at the 2016 ASA Classic in Georgia, with Nathan Brooks taking the Men’s Open Pro championship and Chris Perkins winning the Men’s K50! Perkins also took 2nd Place in K50 Shooter of the Year with Tim Gillingham taking 3rd place in the ASA Shooter of the Year competition.
Venezuelan shooters Mayra Mendez (Left) and Leidys Brito (Right) won the Gold and Silver medals in Colombia at the Olympic qualification tournament for the 2016 in Rio de Janeiro games. Both were shooting X-Appeal risers with Expression limbs. Congratulations from PSE to both shooters and their coach, PSE’s own Alexander Kirillov.
TUCSON, AZ (May 23, 2016) — PSE Archery today announced the retirement of Regional Sales Manager Jim Landrum. Landrum is a 30 year veteran of the PSE sales team, and before that spent 15 years promoting the brand in the Southeast.
“After 45 years of being involved with PSE and the sport of archery, I’m going to miss the industry, my customers, and most of all the friendships I’ve built over the years,” stated Landrum. “I’ve never owned a bow that wasn’t a PSE, and working for them will always be the experience of a lifetime.”
After returning home from the Vietnam War after High School, Landrum immediately began working as a football coach and member of PSE’s pro staff, which eventually led to his position as Regional Sales Manager. According to Landrum, joining PSE was the best decision of his life, but he’s looking forward to having the freedom retirement offers.
While PSE management wishes Landrum the best, they also know he’s going to be difficult to replace.
“Having an employee as dedicated, loyal, and just plain good at his job as Jim Landrum is a rare thing,” said Pete Shepley, founder of PSE. “Jim is not only an employee, but also a close friend and a member of our family. We are very proud of all the work he’s done here at PSE and he will be greatly missed”
These sentiments were also echoed by PSE President Jon Shepley, and VP of Sales and Marketing, Blake Shelby, who both referred to Landrum as “irreplaceable.”
Luckily for PSE, they’re confident they have the best man for the job in David Alligood, a 30 year bowhunter and PSE shooter who has spent the last few years being mentored by Landrum as a member of his Pro Staff and who according to Landrum is “energetic, self-motivated, and great with customers.”
Landrum will stay on to train Alligood until his retirement in July. As for Alligood he’s excited to begin what he considers to be dream come true.
“I could not ask for a better mentor and friend than Jim Landrum,” said Alligood. “I’ll have some big shoes to fill and relationships to build, but I’m looking forward to it. Working for PSE has always been a dream of mine, and my family and I are so blessed to see that dream fulfilled.”
It was an unbelievable weekend for PSE as Stephan Hansen competed and won in his first ever NFAA Indoor Nationals with his PSE Xpression. Hansen has been on a roll this last year, winning the 2015 Senior World Championships, World Cup 1, and being selected as World Archery’s 2016 Athlete of the Year.
Hansen went into the final shoot down of Male Pro Freestyle, shooting all inside out X’s only to take the win. According to Hansen it was his first time shooting on a five spot target, but his 2016 Xpression helped him take home the crown.
Also shooting in the final shoot down was PSE’s Nathan Brooks, who shot lights out all throughout the tournament before placing 3rd. Brooks had a nearly perfect run with his 2016 PSE Xpression, and with Hansen taking the top spot and Brooks finishing on the podium, this new target bow from PSE continues to impress.
Male Pro Freestyle wasn’t the only class where PSE dominated though, as Lee Ford won the Pro Women’s Recurve Division and Larry Boone won the Amateur Silver Senior Men’s Freestyle. Meanwhile, Team PSE’s Ryan Lock took 3rd in Male Freestyle and Tim Silverson took 2nd in Men’s Bowhunter Freestyle Unlimited.
Team PSE knew that with the best shooters in the world shooting the best new target bow in the world that it was primed for a huge breakthrough win.